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How to Enter & Calculate Closing a Weekly Put Trade After Rolling the Option in the Same Contract Cycle + Alan’s Wealth365 Webinar Registration Link

When we sell cash-secured puts, we are undertaking the contractual obligation to buy shares at the strike price by the expiration date. The option seller (that’s us) sets those parameters. In return, we receive a cash premium. The implementation of exit strategy opportunities allows us to maximize the success of our trades. This article will detail how to enter and calculate put trades that are both rolled-up and closed prior to contract expiration using a hypothetical example with Company BCI. The information provided applies to all expirations, not only weeklys.


BCI weekly example

  • 9/19/2022: BCI trading at $84.00
  • 9/19/2022: STO the 9/23/2022 weekly $76.00 put at $0.37
  • 9/21/2022: BCI trading at $90.00
  • 9/21/2022: BTC the 9/23/2022 $76.00 put at $0.05
  • 9/21/2022: STO the 9/23/2022 $84.00 put at $0.27 (roll-up)
  • 9/23/2022 (expiration Friday: BCI trading at $83.00, and we want to avoid exercise
  • 9/23/2022: BTC the 9/23/2022 $84.00 put at $0.37


Initial trade entries & Calculations + Roll-up entries & Calculations

BCI Put Calculations Using the TMC Spreadsheet

Note the following:

  • The initial 5-day return is 0.49%, 35.71% annualized
  • After rolling-up, the return moves from 0.49% to 0.78%


How to enter closing the trade to avoid exercise and calculate final trade results

BCI: Final Trade Entries & Calculations

Note the following:

  • The rolled-up premium was changed from $0.27 to -$0.10
  • This incorporates the $0.37 BTC debit
  • The final trade result at the end of the 5-day period is 0.29%
  • This annualizes to 21.17% (not shown in spreadsheet)


Trade notation in the Put Trade Journal aspect of the TMC spreadsheet

BCI Put Trade Notation in the TMC Trade Journal



Entering and calculating our initial put (covered call as well) trades is only our first step in achieving and archiving accurate final trade results. We must also incorporate trade adjustments during the course of the contract cycle, if any. This article highlighted how to enter & calculate a put trade that was rolled-up and then closed prior to contract expiration.


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Hello from Bangkok, Alan:

It has been more than 10 years since last I had the privilege of a brief question/answer with you, and I have continued to follow your ‘second career’ ever since.

Congratulations on your growth in success and stature world-wide…it is so deserved, and I truly admire your enthusiasm, tenacity and commitment to providing straight-forward, useful and legitimate advice to your legions of followers.

I am now over 80 years old and have been and continue to be a beneficiary of your very honest, sound advice and encouragement.

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As they say in Thai, ‘chok dii maak maak,” (good luck) for your continued success.

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Using Both Covered Call Writing and Put-Selling to Generate Monthly Cash Flow

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Selling stock options is a proven way to lower our cost-basis and beat the market on a consistent basis. Two such low-risk strategies are covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts. This presentation will detail how to incorporate both strategies into one multi-tiered option-selling strategy where we either generate cash-flow or buy a stock at a discount. I refer to this as the Put-Call-Put (PCP) Strategy, also referred to as the wheel strategy.

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This presentation will provide all the information, with real-life examples, necessary to master the strategy of selling cash-secured puts. The program is divided into 6 sections:

  • Section I:
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  • Section III
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  • Section IV
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About Alan Ellman

Alan Ellman loves options trading so much he has written four top selling books on the topic of selling covered calls, one about put-selling and a sixth book about long-term investing. Alan is a national speaker for The Money Show, The Stock Traders Expo and the American Association of Individual Investors. He also writes financial columns for both US and International publications along with his own award-winning blog.. He is a retired dentist, a personal fitness trainer, successful real estate investor, but he is known mostly for his practical and successful stock option strategies.

8 Responses to “How to Enter & Calculate Closing a Weekly Put Trade After Rolling the Option in the Same Contract Cycle + Alan’s Wealth365 Webinar Registration Link”

  1. Barry B October 1, 2022 10:20 pm

    Premium Members,

    This week’s Weekly Stock Screen And Watch List has been uploaded to The Blue Collar Investor Premium Member site and is available for download in the “Reports” section. Look for the report dated 09/30/22.

    Also, be sure to check out the latest BCI Training Videos and “Ask Alan” segments. You can view them on The Blue Collar YouTube Channel. For your convenience, the link to the BCI YouTube Channel is:

    Reminder: Premium members are grandfathered into your current rate and will never see a rate increase as long as membership remains active.


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  2. Dan October 2, 2022 1:05 am


    I’ve been using your 10 delta weekly put strategy with very good success even in the current market conditions. Is there any disadvantage to rolling a put option let’s say late Friday rather than entering a new trade on Monday? Thanks a lot.


    • Alan Ellman October 2, 2022 12:32 pm


      The main disadvantage is that we are incurring possible weekend risk.

      The time-value for selling Friday rather than Monday will be about the same (all other factors remaining the same) because market makers deduct time-value decay of the premiums on the Thursday or Friday prior to the weekend.


  3. Susan October 2, 2022 3:48 am


    I plan to hold several of my stocks through the upcoming earnings reports. Mainly energy companies. My question is when is the best time to sell covered calls after the report comes out? Same day? Next? Thanks for your help.


    • Alan Ellman October 3, 2022 6:04 am


      There is frequently a rise in the price volatility of a security leading up to and shortly after an earnings announcement and its ensuing earnings conference call.

      We wait for that volatility to subside and then write the call(s). This usually means later in the trading day of the report or the next but rarely beyond that.


  4. Alan Ellman October 4, 2022 4:49 pm

    Premium members:

    This week’s 4-page report of top-performing ETFs and analysis of the top-performing Select Sector SPDRs has been uploaded to your premium site. One and three-month analysis are included in the report. Weekly performance has also been incorporated into the report although not part of the screening process. Weekly option availability and implied volatility stats are also incorporated.

    The mid-week market tone is located on page 1 of the report.

    New members check out our ongoing and never-ending training videos (“Ask Alan” and Blue Hour webinars). We add at least one new video each month. Only premium members have access to the entire library of these training tools.

    Reminder: Premium members are grandfathered into your current rate and will never see a rate increase as long as membership remains active.

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  5. Jon October 6, 2022 11:09 am


    Watching your video entitled Setting up a Technical Chart for Covered Call Writing and have a question.

    Once signed up for the membership, do the weekly sunday updates include suggested entry points for the stocks or etf’s using this methodology? Or its up to me with the learning from your book?

    Also, is the option expiration week always the same week each month (10-21-22 and 11-18-22)?



    • Alan Ellman October 6, 2022 4:09 pm


      Our weekly stock screen lists elite-performing securities from fundamental, technical and common-sense perspectives. The best securities, options and timing will vary from investor-to-investor. What is most appropriate for one may not be for another.

      All the information needed to become independent in all 3-required skills (stock selection, option selection and position management) is in our educational material.

      Monthly options expire on the 3rd Friday of the calendar month. If expiration Friday falls on a market-recognized holiday, options will expire on the Thursday prior to the 3rd Friday. Many of our securities also have weekly and other expirations as well.

      Here is a link to a video detailing premium membership: